Colombia

Could a Mathematical Formula stop the extinction of species?

 07/26/2017 - 07:11
Hugh Possingham, chief scientist of the NGO The Nature Conservancy, who presented in Colombia this week a controversial mathematical formula that measures the cost-benefit of saving different species, in order to decide which should be given priority. EFE/NGO The Nature Conservancy

Math has already been used effectively in defining protected areas in places with productive activities in 150 countries over the past 15 years. The best example of that application is Australia's Great Barrier Reef, where a software called Marxan permitted the expansion of protected areas from 5 percent to 35 percent while preserving species and improving fishing. 

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 6:59am
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Mexicanos diseñan dispositivo para detectar cáncer cervicouterino en minutos

 06/29/2017 - 11:36
Foto de archivo de científicos mexicanos durante sus investigaciones en Jalisco. EFE/José González

La empresa mexicana Onko Solutions diseñó un dispositivo electrónico capaz de detectar de manera temprana el cáncer cervicouterino con el fin de reducir las alarmantes estadísticas de muerte por esa enfermedad en el país, declaró hoy Héctor Torres, gerente general de la firma.

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 11:30am
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